Late Georgian (1760-1810)

The late Georgian period refers to the reign of George III. The style was born to react to both the Palladian and Rococò revival trends.

Hyde Park Barracks
 Hyde Park Barracks (1819), Georgian architecture in Sydney

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A Style Loved by English People

The different styles of ornament introduced in the early Georgian period formed the basis of the furniture styles expressing the individuality of the designer and master cabinet-maker. These projects were the starting point of the furniture design to come and are also relevant in the Modern furniture conception. When self-builders and renovators want to create a home in a period style, they think about Georgian design that has an everlasting place in the hearts of British customers. 


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Carpenters’ Hall in Philadelphia by Robert Smith, 1775

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St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Charleston, South Carolina
St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Charleston, South Carolina, 1751,1761

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What are The Most Important Late Georgian Style Artists? 

The Georgian era saw great achievements in the decorative arts. Technical and aesthetic improvements were made in pottery by Josiah Wedgwood and Josiah Spode. Furniture design fused a variety of distinct and memorable styles, ranging from the complicated lines of pieces by Thomas Chippendale to the classical influence of the Robert Adam, to the straight, simple lines work of George Hepplewhite and Thomas Sheraton.

Adam designed bookcase 1776, probably built by Thomas Chippendale.
Adam designed bookcase 1776, probably built by Thomas Chippendale.

Image source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Adam#/media/File:Bookcase,_Robert_Adam_(1728-1792),_1776_-IMG_1604.JPG

What Are the Key Characteristics of Georgian Style?

Georgian homes are known for simplicity, power, prestige, and stability. In the early Georgian period, the proportion is the key factor: Georgian estates look Classical architecture as an inspiration. As a result, many grander mansions of the Georgian era have columns, Classical motifs. Later on, it began to have several important influences: Georgian design began to be used for smaller houses and became more standardized and have precise elements:

wallpaper

Chinoiserie

sash windows

Wallpaper on canvas, handpainted with chinoiserie ornaments.
Wallpaper on canvas, handpainted with chinoiserie ornaments.

Image source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinoiserie#/media/File:Behang.chinoiserie.jpg


Info source: 

https://www.britannica.com/art/Georgian-style 

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/learn/story-of-england/georgians/architecture/

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